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    Trump announces ‘heaviest ever’ sanctions on North Korea

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 03:04pm on February 24, 2018

    US president Donald Trump has rolled out fresh sanctions against North Korea-linked shipping assets, hailing the package as the ‘heaviest sanctions ever’ levied on the...

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    Tillerson to North Korea on talks: ‘I'm listening’

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:14am on February 18, 2018

    US secretary of state Rex Tillerson said in an interview to air Sunday that he is ‘listening’ for signs that North Korea is ready to...

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    Sacred Tibetan monastery hit by fire

    BBC | Updated at 09:35am on February 18, 2018

    A fire broke out at the most important shrine in Tibetan Buddhism - the Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa...

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    Abe, Trump agree to keep up pressure on North Korea

    Reuters | Updated at 10:26am on February 15, 2018

    Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and US president Donald Trump agreed to keep up pressure on North Korea until Pyongyang abandons its nuclear and missile...

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    North Korea warms to South after visit

    Reuters | Updated at 11:34am on February 13, 2018

    North Korea’s leader said he wants to boost the ‘warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue’ with South Korea after his high-level delegation returned from...

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    27 killed as bus crashes in Indonesia

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:22am on February 11, 2018

    At least 27 people died and 16 others were injured when a bus carrying domestic tourists crashed on the Indonesian island of Java, police said...

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    US, South Korea united as inter-Korea talks occur: Pence

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:55am on February 11, 2018

    The US and South Korea stand united against North Korea's nuclear programme, even as the two Koreas hold talks in conjunction with the Winter Olympics,...

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    World must act faster to prevent pandemic diseases: UN

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 01:53am on February 11, 2018

    The world must ramp up efforts to prevent huge infectious disease outbreaks – such as flu strains that can jump from animals to humans –...

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    Scores defy Thai junta with rally demanding elections

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 01:42am on February 11, 2018

    Scores of Thais on Saturday gathered in defiance of a junta ban on protests to call for a return to democracy, as public anger mounts...

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    Moon hosts North Korean talks as Pence keeps up pressure

    Reuters | Updated at 11:35am on February 10, 2018

    South Korean president Moon Jae-in met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister on Saturday, hoping to translate Olympics detente into meaningful progress towards resolving...

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